Across Kachemak Bay

Discover The First Wilderness State Park of Alaska’s Kachemak Bay

Explore thousands of acres of Alaska’s first wilderness state park. Gorgeous glaciers, snow-capped mountains, and marine wildlife are some of the many reasons people flock to this scenic park each year. The park is surrounded by an Instagram-worthy coastline with protected coves, beautiful bays, and lagoons. Here is where you can find clams, starfish, and crabs. Whales, dolphins, friendly seals, and sea otters also populate the crystalline waters. Birders are in for a treat at the Halibut Cove with countless seabirds, including eagles, puffins, marbled murrelets, and pigeon guillemots. Get to know the park by hiking miles of trails with stunning views of the glaciers, lakes, and Kachemak Bay. Or kayak the scenic Kenai Peninsula and gaze at the beautiful landscape. 


Prices – Admission is free. A nightly fee applies for cabin and yurt rentals.


  • Guided Hikes & Tours
  • Kachemak Bay Shorebird Festival
  • Volunteer Programs
  • Homer Winter King Salmon Tournament
  • Winter Carnival
  • Jackpot Halibut Derby


  • Hiking
  • Boating
  • Kayaking
  • Wildlife-Viewing
  • Camping
  • Bird-Viewing


  • How do you get to Kachemak Bay State Park?You can get to Kachemak Bay State Park via boat or airplane. There are no roads there, so you’ll have to make other arrangements if you were planning on driving there. You can choose from a number of air charters, water taxis, or be your own navigator and rent a boat. All rentals are available in Homer.
  • Are there hiking trails in Kachemak Bay State Park?Yes. You’ll have access to over 80 miles of park trails for hikers of all levels. Expect ridges and valleys and steep terrain. Some trails offer views of Grewingk Glacier views, spruce trees, small lakes, and even blueberries in the summer. Consider the Emerald Lake Trail for bear and mountain goat sightings, plus incredible views of Kachemak Bay.

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